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1970 IBM Selectric I Serial # 92 3028439 1970 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 92 3028439 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1970 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2018-01-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1970 IBM Selectric I Serial # 92 3028439 A scary Selectric (model 72). This Value Village rescue could sure use a few days at the spa.

The Darth Vader black IBM might not look like much, but it is entertaining. Full of office flotsam like spent staples and eraser shavings, this typer has seen some serious action; just how much grease do you need for a ribbon cover pivot bar anyway (see photo)? And you just have to smile at the engineering in this thing. In one tiny area alone there are five adjustment points.. I'm going to have some real fun restoring this one.

1970 IBM Selectric I #92 3028439

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-09-2014 at 12:13PM
Last Edit: 01-01-2018 at 11:18AM


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A scary Selectric (model 72). This Value Village rescue could sure use a few days at the spa.

The Darth Vader black IBM might not look like much, but it is entertaining. Full of office flotsam like spent staples and eraser shavings, this typer has seen some serious action; just how much grease do you need for a ribbon cover pivot bar anyway (see photo)? And you just have to smile at the engineering in this thing. In one tiny area alone there are five adjustment points.. I'm going to have some real fun restoring this one.

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